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Life is idyllic in the fairytale world where conflict is minimal and breaking into song solves every problem, but what happens when a princess from the fairy world gets magically transported into the real world? Enchanted begins in the animated fairytale world of Andalasia where Princess Giselle (Amy Adams) is destined to marry Prince Edward (James Marsden) and live happily ever after. Problem is, Edward's step-mother Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon) doesn't want to give up the throne and will do anything to get Giselle out of Edward's life. Queen Narissa's solution is to push Giselle into a well that magically lands Giselle smack in the middle of the real world--the center of Time Square in New York City, to be exact. This launches the live-action portion of the film where Giselle immediately realizes that things are frighteningly different in this new world and that she is ill-prepared for the callous ways of the people who inhabit it. Giselle finds herself alone on a stormy night in the wrong end of town, but a chance encounter with Robert (Patrick Dempsey) and his princess-loving daughter Morgan (Rachel Covey) leads to a warm, safe place to spend the night and the beginnings of a complicated, yet compelling relationship. As Giselle begins to question the fairy-tale truths she's always inherently believed, Robert's outlook on life and love also begins to change significantly. Parallels to the classic Disney fairytales, Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty abound in the form of a King's and Queen's ball, small animals and rodents who clean house when called, the threat of poisoned apples, characters impulsively breaking into song, and the power of the kiss of true love and the absurd juxtaposition of fairytale idealism and stark reality is hilariously funny. Features music by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz of Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame fame, Wicked's Broadway Elpheba Idina Menzel as Nancy, and even a brief appearance by former Princess voice talent Judy Kuhn (Pocahontas). Enchanted is one of the best, most entertaining Disney films of the year. (Ages 6 and older with parental guidance due to some scary images and mild innuendo) --Tami Horiuchi
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A fairy tale comes to life in this thoroughly original new Disney Classic. Drawing inspiration from its classic heritage Disney creates an inspired story unlike any you've experienced before. Filled with excitement fun and incredible music from the legendary Alan Menken ENCHANTED is the ultimate fish-out-of-water adventure. For princess-to-be Giselle life is a fairy tale -- until she's banished from the animated land of Andalasia and thrust into the very unmagical live-action world of modern-day Manhattan. When a cynical no-nonsense divorce lawyer comes to her aid little does he realize that this joyful wide-eyed innocent is about to enchant him.ENCHANTED -- the musical comedy that will have your entire family under its spell.System Requirements:Running Time: 107 minutesFormat: DVD MOVIE Genre: CHILDREN/FAMILY Rating: PG UPC: 786936716023 Manufacturer No: 05238800
- Serviceable and ho-hum. . .
Amy Adams stars as Giselle, a fairy tale princess banished by wicked, power-hungry Narissa, her mother-in-law to be (Susan Sarandon), from Andalasia, her idyllic cartoon-land to the live action, hardened streets of New York City. Patrick Dempsey plays Robert, a single-parent and divorce lawyer who becomes Giselle's unlikely rescuer and real life Prince Charming. Needless to say, Giselle eventually wins everyone over--including of course Dempsey's cynical character. With her own Prince Edward (James Mardsen) and an evil minion of Narissa's in hot pursuit, Giselle gradually adapts to her new world, while maintaining a storybook innocence and cheerful affect that's straight out of Neverland.
As a whole, this comedy probably looked better on paper than it comes across on film. While the idea of "Enchanted" is a charming twist on the musical and fairytale genres that combines elements of "Sleeping Beauty," "Snow White," or "Peter Pan," the film itself is only mildly amusing. True, there are inspired bits such as the running gag of Giselle's fairytale princess-speak and Prince Edward's confrontation with a gruff city bus driver, as well as his later attempt to break into song just before being trampled in the streets of Central Park. Most adults, however, may find "Enchanted" somewhat underwhelming, although it is entirely appropriate for a seven- or eight-year old. The actors gamely play their parts, the direction is seamless and the production values high, but "Enchanted" isn't the slightest bit hip or knowing. For all its provocative NYC environs, this movie fails to come alive in the way of a recent comedy such as "Juno." In the end, "Enchanted" occasionally glimmers when it should have sparkled. ...more info
- great disney movie, fun to watch
I've seen this several times already and have it on dvd. Its a great and fun movie to watch and the music and singing is catchy. Its so funny tooo .. I love watching the expression of the characters especially when Giselle and Prince Edward are ignorant and unaware of the evil characters such as when the rodent is trying to warn Prince Edward and then when Giselle is given the caramel apple and apple martini. And alot of the other disney princesses characteristic are used in this movie, sleeping beauty, cinderella, snow white, etc and one part reminds me of swan princess which isn't a disney movie. ...more info
- Movie: 4/5 Picture Quality: 4~4.5/5 Sound Quality: 4.75/5 Extras: 3/5
Version: U.S.A / Region A
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Running time: 1:47:37
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Dolby TrueHD 5.1 2933Kbps (48kHz/24-bit)
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* English Dolby TrueHD 5.1 Surround (48kHz/24-bit)
* English Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (640kbps)
* French Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (640kbps)
* Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround (640kbps)
* English SDH
* French Subtitles
* Spanish Subtitles
# Featurette: "Fantasy Comes to Life" (HD, 18 minutes)
# Deleted Scenes (SD, 8 minutes)
# Bloopers (SD, 2 minutes)
# Music Video (SD)
# A Pop-Up Adventure (HD, 6 minutes)
# Theatrical Trailers (HD)
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* Interactive Game...more info
- Same price as store
Gave this for a gift, it was the same price in the store I just did want to go to the store to get it, ordered it with several other gifts. Great movie!!!...more info
- Surprisingly Great
I did not go see this in theaters because, to be honest, I thought it looked ridiculous. Now that I have seen it, it was so entertaining! Hilarious with a good hearted plot, I enjoyed it from beginning to end. The singing voices are superb as well. I highly recommend for anyone who also has a light heart and enjoys romantic comedies. Love lives on!...more info
- 3 stars out of 4
The Bottom Line:
A fun little film that works as a fairy tale and as a satire of one, Enchanted is one of those "family" entertainments that actually has a legitimate shot of pleasing the whole family; it's not perfect--the climax of the film leaves a lot to be desired--but it's a successful film....more info
- PRECIOSIDAD DE FILM!!!
Simplemente Maravillooosaaa!!! no se que decir, pocas veces se ve una pelicula tan llena de realismo y al mismo tiempo de fantasia como esta; que contraste tan bien logrado, la dulzura de los cuantos de hadas enfrentada a la insipida y estresada vida de la gran ciudad (New York); es interesantisimo el traer a una "princesita disney" a la cruda vida de carreras, automoviles, empleados...y ladrones. Maravillosas las escenas en que Guiselle canta a las ratas, palomas y cucarachas para que aseen la casa!!! increible laforma en que se gana el cari?o de la gente y hasta hace que un matrimonio a punto de divorciarse se reconcilie!!! pero sobrte todo la preciosa escena del baile, hace suspirar a cualquiera!!! uno de los papeles inolvidables es el de la ARDILLITA...chistosisima!!!
la princesa...UN AMOR, el principe...PATETICO, y el abogado...UN CIUDADANO COMO NOSOTROS.
?INDISPENSABLE PARA TODA LA FAMILIA!!!!...more info
- good movie, bad CS...
This really is a pretty good movie, I recommend it. However, I suggest that you buy it from another seller, as I ordered this DVD in April 8 and it is now November 30 and still no delivery. I've sent multiple e-mails, but to no avail. I got 1 reply telling me that I was pretty much SOL. No package, and no refund. I ended up borrowing it from someone who DIDN'T try to order it from these people...
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- Fun Flick
This item was shipped quickly. The movie itself is a fun movie and family friendly. There are a lot of "hidden" surprises in the movie and Disney has no problem poking fun at themselves....more info
- Family Pleaser
This film is excellent all the family enjoy watching it. The tunes are very catchy our boys aged 2 and 5 sing them all the time. A must buy for any one who enjoys Disney films...more info
- Enchanted Blu-Ray
Enchanted [Blu-ray] THIS IS A FUN FANTASY FILM. QUITE HARMLESS AND ENJOYABLE. IT IS A GREAT WAY TO SPEND TWO HOURS WITH THE FAMILY AND IT TOO LOOKS AWESOME ON BLU-RAY....more info
- The original is better
This is a parody of "The Sleeping Beauty", a classic that is now coming to Blu-ray. But unlike that wonderful, carefully planed classic which took the Disney studio almost a decade to develop, Enchanted lacks sincerity.
It pretends to put the fairy tale world upside down and teach a couple of things about "true love", but instead ends up reaffirming the fairy tale concepts, but without the class and elegance of the original. In fact, bad taste is all over the place: Almost-nudity, a joke involving faeces, talk about boys wanting "only one thing", easy jokes copied from Shrek and "Splash", a nauseating musical number in Central Park...
If you're still itching to know what Enchanted is all about, rent it before buying. And buy The Sleeping Beauty Blu-ray....more info
The product was received timely and was in great condition. My children love the movie. We watch it,it seems ALL the time. Thanks...more info
- Excellent movie
I am really glad I saw this movie, it has all the components of a great fairy tale adventure movie. The characters are from another world but end up in New York City where they are constantly suprised by the difference between our world and the fantasy world they come from, making for great comedy. Susan Sarandon plays the evil witch, and though her performance is excellent, it's strange because in real life Susan Sarandon is known as a selfless person who stands up for people who can't stand up for themselves, she has dedicated herself to so many causes, that seeing her as the villian is difficult to do, though her acting in the movie is spectacularly entertaining. The movie is also a musical and the princess character frequently breaks into song- and these are wonderful moments in the film. Another strong point of the film is that, unlike many fairy tale films, this one does actually have unexpected plot twists in it. It's not a formulaic movie like some might expect from fairy tales. Most important of all, the movie has a happy ending. So of course, great acting, great singing, great story, all of these are reasons to see the movie....more info
- A fun Movie
We all have those afternoons these movies are made for the time when we just want to leave the real world behind and enter that enchanted world of our Prince or Princess will come into our lives and make it all good... I have the real world everyday this movie was so fun to laugh and feel all warm and cozy all over... Try it.....more info
- So cute!
This movie is so cute! Amy Adams is the perfect Cinderella/Sleeping Beauty & Patrick Dempsey as the emotionally repressed New Yorker. Susan Sarandon & James Marsden do an awesome job as supporting actors too. The special effects, which you can tell took much time in animation, catch your eye easily....more info
- So Cute! Even if Susan Sarandon is a little creepy
This movie is pretty much exactly what you'd expect: a cute story with a happy ending and just a hint of a twist in the middle. Still, it is executed very well. The music works perfectly, and the acting is done very well. Everyone seems to do a good job of hamming it up without going over the top. As noted in the title, Susan Sarandon seems a bit of an odd choice for her role, and it's a little creepy, but overall she pulls it off....more info
- Amy Adams brought me here, but it's a pleasant surprise all around
I thought Amy Adams deserved an Oscar nomination for this performance. Then again, I'm biased - though I ended up enjoying "Enchanted" quite a bit, what drove my initial interest was Adams' appearance. [If you want to know why, go rent Junebug.] She's excellent here as a Snow White-like 'Giselle'. It's also a treat to see strong-jawed beauty, Idina Menzel. True Broadway royalty, Ms. Menzel is both the original Maureen in Rent and the original Elphaba in 'Wicked'. If 'Wicked' does make it to the screen and Idina Menzel is not Elphaba, someone needs to go to jail.
Disney does a great job here at getting a two-level movie in the DNA of a Pixar's best work. It appeals to kids on one level, adults on another. We convinced a number of our friends to go after seeing it and realizing how well done it was....more info
- Classic Movie
Ok, this movie was AWESOME! The beginning makes us "not-so-girly-girls" want to turn it off since it starts out in a classic seemingly Disney princess movie, but keep watching and you will fall in love with it for sure. This movie is sure to sweep you off your feet, make you laugh till your sides hurt, and entertain all ages!...more info
Walt Disney did a terrific job making a movie that the whole family can watch and re-watch. This movie has a great plot, some great special effects, and a cast that works well together. This movie will keep the attention of a wide audience. Being on Blu-Ray only makes a good thing better. ...more info
- movie for any age
this movie is for anyone of all ages i bought it for my niece but we all loved it ...more info
- Bev the Great
This movie is one of the best I have seen for a long time. It is like a fairy tell story with a lot of romance. Your interest is kept from the beginning to the end. All ages will enjoy this DVD! By all means buy it....more info
- A MUST HAVE
One of the finest movies we have ever seen.
Your whole family will love this one.
Watch Amy Adams carefully, Her acting/expressions-remarkable.
Thanks for creating it in full screen and we will be buying in a blu-ray version, since it also is in a 1.8 ration to fill your wide screen tv. 5 stars here....more info
- A hilarious conversation between a fairytale and the modern world
What a hoot! Starring Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden, and Susan Sarandon, this modern take on the traditional fairy tale is a fun romp through all of Disney's previous stories.
Giselle (Adams), in her animated world of Andalasia, has the good fortune to meet her handsome Prince Edward (Marsden). The two experience love at first sight. With plans to marry the following day, Giselle heads to the castle in an elaborate wedding gown. Little does she know that jealous Queen Narissa (Sarandon, playing Edward's evil stepmother) and her henchman (Timothy Spall, in a fabulous comic turn) are plotting to prevent the wedding, enabling Narissa to remain queen indefinitely.
As Giselle arrives at the castle, Narissa pushes her down into a "wishing well," sending the beautiful would-be princess to a place where "there ARE no happy ever afters." This place? Modern-day New York City. After wandering aimlessly for a while, Giselle meets world-weary divorce lawyer Robert (Dempsey) and his six-year-old daughter. (Robert himself is a divorcee, though he has plans to propose to his current girldfriend.)
Cheerily awaiting Edward to come rescue her, Giselle calls her animal "friends" to help tidy up Robert's messy apartment. (In New York, that means a rather disgusting cadre of rats, pigeons, and cockroaches show up to dust off his kitchen countertops with their tails. Yuck.) She then proceeds to cut up Robert's drapes to craft inventive outfits for herself. Lastly, she wanders into a discussion between one of Robert's clients and her soon-to-be-ex-husband, causing more trouble for Robert. Robert is, by turns, infuriated and charmed.
Once Prince Edward, back in the mythical land of Andalasia, discovers what has happened to his bride-to-be, he blunders into New York himself to do his princely duty. From then on, the desires of each character lead us to a satisfying (but thoroughly over-the-top) conclusion.
What I find interesting about this movie is that it's a conversation between an optimistic fairy tale and the jaded modern world. Does true love exist? What about love at first sight? When so many traditional fantasies have been debunked, how do we continue to believe in "happily ever after?" Or believe in love at all?
Adams provides a great rendition of Giselle, a fairytale princess come to life. More impressive, though, are the moments in which Giselle realizes that she might not be such a good fit back in Andalasia now that she's had a taste of the "real world." Prince Edward is hilariously written (without malice) as a vapid, vacant, self-absorbed prince. Sarandon gloriously chews the scenery, and Dempsey (as always) provides the best-looking brokenhearted man I've ever had the pleasure of watching on screen.
I personally thought the ending fell apart a bit. It was a little too much, and the statements that Disney was going for were a little too blatant. However, I understand that this is a family movie, and some of those choices were designed to benefit younger viewers. At any rate, I don't think the ending detracted too mightily from the preceding action, which I heartily enjoyed.
I thought this movie was a great send-up of the fairytale tradition, and I applaud Disney for being big enough to wink at its own narrative history. What a fun film! ...more info
- Downhill Disney
Disney films have pretty much gone downhill since the "Hunchback of Notre Dame" animated movie. In that film, the heroine kicks men in the groin to make her escape and the comedy relief is provided by a stone gargoyle that relieves itself by passing gas.
In this film, we have a live dog urinating on the leg of a prince and a chipmunk that defecates when frightened.
Is this what passes for family entertainment these days?...more info
- A movie worth watching
A very good romantic comedy, Enchanted, brings to the screen the story of a soon-to-be-wed cartoon princess who magically gets sent to NYC by her betrothed's evil stepmother. Although the dashing prince sets forth to rescue his beloved, things get a bit complicated when the princess falls for an unsuspecting New Yorker about to ask his girlfriend in marriage...
Enchanted is a film about human relations, hope and second chances, but most importantly about trust, love, and inner strength.
Amy Adams (who is GORGEOUS!), Patrick Dempsey, Timothy Spall (from the Harry Potter movies!), James Marsden, Susan Sarandon, and the rest of the cast, have truly outdone themselves with their performances, which are outstanding to say the least! The film is simple enough, but does a great job of describing people's every day lives and the problems they face. It just goes to show that simplicity is often far better than complexity, when trying to present issues of a human nature.
The setting, the plot, the dialogues, the humor, and the music are all very good!
Though not a masterpiece, Enchanted is a movie definitely worth watching as it will surely provide for an evening's entertainment!
- Very cute
Very cute movie, my daughter who is almost 3 loves it, she is very into princess movies and I enjoy it as well when we watch it several times a week! Only thing that can get to you after 30 times of watching it is Amy Adams high pitched princess voice, but great songs too....more info
- Stuck watching Disney
Having three little girls that believe they are all princesses I have to endure many Disney movies. Enchanted is different from many other Disney movies in that it kind of makes fun of the basic FairyTale formula Disney has relied upon for years. As an adult male with the children I found the movie funny and I laughed in places my kids did not get. For having to sit through this on a long drive it was pretty good. Despite not having any car chases or fiery explosions I still liked it....more info
- No address
I waited and waited and watched the postal trace. Finally it could not be delivered because the seller did not put my address on the package. The Post office told me that it was going to be returned to the sender....more info
This is the kind of movie that give you a smile, i recomed happy endings because life is hard enough allready if you want to see seomthing sand you can wathc the news i f you want to have a nice family or couple or alone moment and smile this is your movie...more info
- Enchanted DVD
Item was sent in decent time and was in great shape! I recommend this seller!...more info
- Fun movie!!
It's a Disney film with a good sense of self-deprecation and healthy dose of cynicism. The squirrel is funny and the CGI is well done. Yes, it is somewhat sappy, but I classify it as a good family film that everyone can enjoy more than once....more info
- Another keeper.
Great movie for the whole family to watch together- not too many like that out there any more....more info
- This film belongs in your permanent collection
I saw this movie at the theatre and liked it. I thought it was cute, and then sort of forgot about it. Months later, my kids rented the DVD, and I watched it again. Then I really liked it, and I ordered a copy for our DVD library. When I was watching it again today, I realized that I truly love this movie, and I needed to write a review of it. It's only after repeated viewings that I have finally recognized genius in this film. Disney has pulled out all the stops to make a hilarious live-action parody of its own invented genre of animated fairy-tale romance. I bet I have watched this movie ten times now, and I find something new every viewing.
Amy Adams is an amazing actress. I loved her in Junebug and The Wedding Date (Widescreen Edition). In Enchanted, she really makes you believe that she is the animated character of Giselle, come to life. Her dippy hand gestures and her wide-eyed straight delivery of truly goofy lines are superb. But what makes the performance even more amazing is the gradual transformation of Giselle from cartoonish to human before our very eyes. Adams never loses her Disney-princess innocence, but she becomes fully three-dimensional in her movements and her line readings as the film moves to a satisfying happily-ever-after for the stars. It's an inspired performance.
The other actors are equally good. Patrick Dempsey is now a confirmed hunky leading man -- I still recall him so clearly as a geek in his early teenage movies. James Marsden is also sigh-worthy. And Susan Sarandon as the Evil Stepmother -- what can I say? The woman is ageless, gorgeous, and can play anything.
And the songs? Marvelous. When I took my kids to New York this past May, we spent half a day in Central Park, our Ipods plugged in, swooping around and singing out advice on "How does she know you love her? How does she know you care?" while we checked out all the places where they filmed the scenes from that number. (Yes, if you were in the park that Tuesday, that was us -- and no, we hadn't been drinking.)
Anyway, if you do not own a copy of this movie, and if you have a romantic funny bone, buy it (in the widescreen version, of course) for your permanent collection. ...more info
Should an adult admit to watching this film? Well, I confess (but I was roped into seeing it the first time). What I found is not a child's film, but a very clever movie for adults (and a film that is at the same time uplifting and a tiny bit cynical). In any case, Amy Adams is absolutely adorable.
And you really have to see this film in high definition -- it looks glorious! Disney always does a nice job with their blu-ray releases....more info
- Great movie. Fun for adults and kids.
This is a wonderful family movie because kids love it (mine range from 3-11 and all enjoy it) and there is plenty for grown-ups to laugh at also. It wouldn't make my list of best movies ever, but it is definitely worth watching. I'd stick to renting unless buying it as a gift like I did....more info
- Just a cute movie all around. Modern day parable
If you enjoy modern day fairy tales, and also enjoy movies filmed in New York City, then you will most likely love this movie. The star is a little dopey, but dopey in a cute way. She charms the proverbial single parent, father of a small child, and the rest is mystery. Good special effects. The counter person, at the store where I bought this said, "this is my daughters FAVORITE movie...she can watch it over and over again.." It was a good, unsolicited testimonial, and it turns out the kids is pretty much right. This movie has something that most people will find appealing. The only downside about the movie is Susan Sarandon's part of the "Evil witch". It seems forced, and almost like she's pandering to the kids. Other than that it's all "happily ever after". Some of the specific NYC scenes that people will enjoy are the "time portal" directly in Times Square, which any NY'er or tourist can connect with. Others include a funny scene where a homeless person steals her tiara, and bolts down the street. Funny stuff....more info
- Made by Committee
Fairy-tale characters enter the real world. Great idea. An excellent actress plays princess Giselle and sings well. Entertaining. Yet, a missed opportunity. Whoever at Disney thought cockroaches helping the princess clean the house was a good idea, should be committed to a mental-institution. The writers having the characters make poses from past Disney fairy-tales, shows the writers unfocused from writing a better story.
The actress playing Giselle the princess does an excellent job portraying fairy-tale innocence. The writers should have had the innocent fairy-tale characters have heroic character and heroic acts that wow us. Instead, they portray the prince as a dummy. I did not like the idea of one guy stealing the other guy's girl.
Worth watching for some good ideas and some good scenes, but frustrating for lack of purity. This movie was made by committee with some smart people starting great ideas and some other weird people spoiling them.
- Delightful Love Story!
This is a truly delightful love story that parodies Disney's Cinderella storyline. You have the capability to play through the entire movie or to select from 20 individual scene selections. There are also bonus features such as deleted scenes, bloopers, behind-the-scenes shots, and a Pip adventure sub-story.
The presentation begins, as a storybook opens, with cartoon characters. It changes quickly to humans. Evil Queen Narissa (Susan Sarandon) does not want her stepson to marry because she is afraid his marriage would mean the loss of her throne. Prince Edward is riding his beautiful white horse "Destiny" through the woods. His servant Nathaniel is with him. He is thinking about true love's kiss while he is out in the woods chasing trolls. Simultaneously, Giselle is in a cottage in the woods, daydreaming of true love's kiss and her prince. Edward hears Giselle singing from afar and becomes instantly enamoured. *sigh* He rescues Giselle as she falls from a tree after being chased up the tree by a mean troll (big troll too). They fall in love immediately and plan to marry the next day (without a pre-nup), but the Queen will have none of that!
On Giselle's wedding day, the Queen, disguised as an old hag, pushes Giselle into a magic well and Giselle comes out on the other side in Times Square, Manhattan, NYC. This sure ain't nuthin like Andalasia and she is totally out of her comfort zone. She is alone, afraid, and looking everywhere for Prince Edward, not realizing what has just happened to her. Giselle (Amy Adams) seems likie a real fruitcake when Robert (Patrick Dempsey) and his daughter Morgan spot her. To Morgan, Giselle is right out of a fairytale. To Robert, Giselle is a little wierd, but is so helpless. (Anyway, it is New York, so colorful is not that wierd :-)\
At Morgan's urging, Robert takes Giselle out of the rain and into his apartment just to dry off. Well wouldn't you know it--Giselle zonks out on the couch and the fun begins. Across the storyline side of town, Prince Edward jumps into the magic well looking for his Giselle. Not-so-nice Queen Narissa enlists the assistance of Nathaniel by hinting she will make him king and be his woman if he just gives Giselle an itty bitty poison apple. By the way, Robert the rescuer has a fiancee named Nancy, who just does not relish sharing him with Giselle. And the whole time, there is an adorable chipmunk from the Royal Court running around Manhattan trying to help Edward and Giselle get back together, while speaking Chipmunkese.
This is a great good vs. evil, feel-good story, a modern-day Cinderella. It is great viewing for the whole family. The music is great and so is the CGI (computer-graphic imaging). Giselle has a lovely voice, the kind that Disney typically uses for its movies. When you're all done watching the movie, watching the backstage scenes really gives you an appreciation of the work that went into this delightful movie. I have watched the DVD several times already....more info
- How do you know he loves you?
Well, this particular movie has been on my must-see list for absolutely weeks. I've heard lots about how it turns the whole fairy tale story onto its head in a family fun way and wanted to see for myself.
To recap, Giselle lives in Andalasia, a fairy-tale cartoon land. When an ogre comes to eat her, Prince Edward rushes to her rescue. Immediately, the two fall in love and go off to marry.
Enter wicked witch/step-mother. She doesn't want to lose her reign, so she tosses Giselle down a waterfall to land in New York. There, Giselle meets up with Robert, a divorced lawyer, and his young daughter and completely changes their lives (and they also change Giselle a little bit too...).
The movie starts out really corny...love at first sight, sappy songs, etc. but this is all to contrast it with the New York parts latter on (so if it's annoying, just hold on, it gets better).
Amy Adams absolutely shines as Giselle. She sings so beautifully (the songs are adorable and catchy, particularly "The Working Song" and "How do you know?") and is charming. McDreamy as Robert is perfect as the charming, skeptical divorcee. I adored Susan Sarandon as the wicked queen (perfect casting, absolutely perfect).
The plot is crisp and fluid. The story really takes the typical "love at first sight" concept and turns it on its heels in a delightful way.
If there are any annoying parts there are two primary ones. The first is that Susan Sarandon is not in enough of the film (mostly appearing as a cartoon figure in a bowl of soup or a glass of water). The second is more critical.
SPOILERS! If you don't want the ending ruined, stop here and go to the end!
START: The theme of the movie at the beginning seems to be you can't fall in love with someone you hardly know. Robert has been dating Nancy (Idina Menzel) for five years after all and is finally thinking of proposing to her. He in fact tells Giselle that love is something that takes years to work at and includes dating to get to know someone. But at the end of the film, Nancy goes back to Andalasia with Prince Edward, whom she has known all of one day, and Giselle goes with Robert, whom she has known barely a week. This conclusion seems to contradict in every aspect the theme so carefully set up at the beginning. So, are they being satirical, that true love takes time to cultivate, or are they reinforcing the idea, that true love can appear in a moment? END
I adored the film until the end. The conclusion really ruined the movie for me. However, the excellent casting, beautiful songs, and really good story at the beginning could not be completely erased. Definitely fun for everyone....more info
- Enchanted Delivers The Best Of Disney
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When the first previews for Disney's Enchanted hit the big and small screens it had the potential to be a cinematography disaster. But the story of an animated princess to-be being forced into the not so fairy tale world of New York City by an evil queen in attempts to stop a marriage and save her own position on the throne doesn't disappoint. The lovely and talented Amy Adams plays Gissele and James Marsden plays her one true love. Or so they think. What follows is an epic adventure as the prince enters the present day in search of his love not knowing that his wicked mother and her enamoured henchman are close behind. Aside from Adams and Marsden, the all star cast rounds out with Patrick Dempsey and Susan Sarandon. Disney goes all out in not only creating characters that will enchant you but also in capturing former scenes with a new twist. For instance, aside from all the cameo's by past Disney voices (see if you can figure out who plays Sam, Dempsey's secretary at his firm) an observant viewer will note other quaint references to past classics including: the Italian restaurant from Lady And The Tramp, a thrilling rooftop battle in the style of the Hunchback of Notre Dame, poison apples as only Snow White's witch can conncoct, a glass slipper in Cinderella's size, and a dragon of Sleeping Beauty proportions, to name a few. Even the musical score and lyrics composed by Disney favorite Howard Menken is charming. Enchanted is a beautiful modern take on fairy tales and is a must have for every DVD collection....more info
- A modern happily ever after.
Enchanted starring Amy Adams and Patrick Dempsey is a cute Disney flick for all ages. James Marsden and Susan Sarandon also star and steal the show. Adams's performance is a bit annoying but her angelic voice and adorable charisma is the perfect recipe to play a sweet, doe-eyed princess. Dempsey is pretty good in this as well, he's more than McDreamy guys! This movie is part animation and live action, I like the songs and ending. Give this charming fairytale a chance, enjoy!...more info
- Fun family movie!
There are a ton of reviews for this so I will be brief. We think this movie is really fun. As parents who likes to enjoy watching movies with our kids, this one works. The end is a bit scary for our 3 year old so we typically cut it off before that so no problem. The rest of the movie is very cute, especially for a person with two young daughters who have seen all of the Disney Princess movies that Enchanted pokes a little bit of fun at. Singing, storyline, and casting were great. The only thing I felt needed more work was the ending, it seems a bit rushed....more info
- ENCHANTING ALL THE FAMILY!
I simply adored this movie! The timeless fairy tale of the princess who is deceived by the queen so that she is not allowed to marry her beloved prince and become the new queen. The animation part is superb and was handmade. As everybody knows the princess falls through a kind of precipice and her punishment is to arrive at today's New York and become a real person, of flesh and blood! Lovely, hilarious and touching. ...more info
- Another Disney Classic
I was told that this movie made fun of every other Disney movie ever made, so when I saw it, I expected to just see it once, for laughs. But it turned out to be a sheer delight to watch and is quickly becoming one of my favorite Disney movies.
The movie has great Disney-classic musical sequences mixed with Broadway dancing. Beautiful Amy Adams, the actress who plays Giselle, displays amazing acting and singing talent. Her expressive face was perfect for the part. Patrick Dempsey did a really good job portraying the cynical, but protective single father.
The only thing I would have excluded from this movie was the scene with Narissa at the end. It was unnecessary, since the rest of the story was wrapped up, but I think perhaps that scene is where people get the idea that it "makes fun" of all the other Disney movies. I still didn't find it sarcastic or satirical toward Disney--just unnecessary.
If you watch the movie and love the musical sequences as much as I did, I recommend you watch the Bonus Feature "Fantasy Comes to Life," where they show the some behind-the-scenes footage of three of the major songs. It's incredible to watch all of New York City's talent come together in one great Disney movie. ...more info
- Pure magic for all ages
This movie is pure magic - a true gift to all movie viewers of all ages. In this day and age it is so important to have a movie that just makes you feel good and manages to give you a natural high. This movie is so well crafted. The story is very original - cartoon characters coming to life - but it could have been silly. Instead, it is handled by only the most talented at all levels from director to A++++ actors to bring pure art together.
Amy Adams as the princess is a revelation. She inhabits this character with all she has. The princess becomes very real and you experience all the wonders of the world with her. Her comedic timing is impeccable and her singing is glorious. Adding Patrick Dempsey as her real life Prince Charming was ingenious casting. It is so great to see him away from Grey's Anatomy. He is a class act and truly personifies all that is good and caring in this world. He also manages to make his character believable and not a caricature.
When the movie bursts into song your heart will sing. It is amazing. The entire package of this film from beginning to end is pure magic and a journey for people of all ages to take. Show it to your kids so they can see that positive, happy feelings are possible. And for me, being 47, I recommend it to all adults. It will make you see how we all become a little jaded in life and it reminds us that the world can be magic and love is the greatest gift of all. True love's first kiss.
This movie will become a Disney classic. It ranks up there wih the best of them like Mary Poppins. It is honestly one of the best and most feel good movies I have ever seen.
Kudos to ereryone involved and highly recommended. ...more info
- I wasn't.
I wanted to like this movie. I like fairy tales and happily every after. And it had a few good moments, but overall this movie grated on my nerves. Watching it made me tense and edgy for reasons I can't quite explain. The chipmunk, of course, was the highlight of the movie - and that's saying quite a bit.
There were moments of dialogue where I did like the characters, but I spent most of the movie cringing - especially when it came to the prince. I just couldn't handle his character - it was so very, very bad. And it wasn't so much the acting (though that was over-the-top, perhaps by design) but the script and the costumes and everything. And perhaps he was supposed to be annoying. The wicked witch was better in person than she was animated, but still felt like a two-dimensional character. Some of the supporting cast were better (the little girl, for one) but it simply didn't make up for what felt like a real lack of chemistry between most of the characters.
And even though I expected the story to be somewhat predictable, there were zero twists and turns to liven it up. Absolutely nothing original or interesting once you got past the 'falling into the real world' bit (which, admittedly, was big, but you need something near the finale - besides a scene that reeks of political correctness).
For a really good fairy tale movie, check out The Princess Bride and give this one a miss.
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